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Cruising Espanola Way in Miami Beach

By special request, we’re dedicating this weekend’s game plan to discovering Espanola Way, the happiest of happy hours in town. If you think Miami is All About the Benjamins, how about a weekend long “Lounge Crawl” punctuated by two-for-one drinks, delicious food and lots of great music! (more…)

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The Wolfsonian–FIU Board Thanks its Supporters

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The Wolfsonian in Miami Beach recently issued this well-deserved thank you to its friends and supporters…

“On behalf of The Wolfsonian–FIU Board and staff, we thank you, our loyal followers, and the entire cultural community, especially Miami–Dade Cultural Affairs Council Chairman Adolfo Henriques and his colleagues on the Council, for your passion, commitment, and leadership that resulted in restoring significant funding not only for the arts but also for the social service sector. (more…)

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It looks like even more art organizations are mobilizing for the County’s budget battle – this time it’s The Wolfsonian–Florida International University putting out the call…

Dear Members and Friends,

hold-upWe all recognize the arduous task before the County Commission in balancing next year’s budget and understand that the recommendation proposed by Mayor Alvarez to severely cut cultural funding was neither frivolous nor directed to one institution. (more…)

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Art on the Chopping Block in Miami?

We just received an email from Miami Art Museum and we think it’s worth repeating for anyone who is concerned about the future of art in Miami…

Dear Members and Friends of Miami Art Museum,

As you must know, Miami-Dade County recently announced a 2009-2010 fiscal year draft budget to accommodate a $400 million budget shortfall. The proposed plan includes substantial service cuts and workforce reductions, including a $12 million loss for arts and culture — the total loss to recreation and culture is over $20 million.

Miami Art Museum could lose vital funding, severely impacting our ability to present exciting art exhibitions and educational programs that serve our community and fill a critical need for our society.

A series of meetings will take place in the coming days providing you a wonderful opportunity to voice your concerns and make suggestions regarding these proposed budget cuts.

All meetings will take place at 6:00 p.m. Click on the link below for the schedule of meetings and directions.  http://www.miamidade.gov/budget/budget_public_meetings.asp

For updates and information on other ways in which you can help, including contact information for each of the County Commissioners, visit http://artsactionalliance.wordpress.com/

Thank you for your support.

Miami Art Museum

Get ready for some big changes in the Miami art scene.

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Notice of Pablo Picasso Painting For Sale

To whom it may concern,

Allow us to present you this letter to inform you that we have on sale a very large, painting  of importance from PABLO RUIZ PICASSO (1881 – 1973) , belongs to a Spanish private collection that our serious desire is to sell it to a private collector or an Institution of art or Museum which will appreciate its history. (more…)

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Miami Art Museum News – January 2009

mamHere are some highlights from Miami Art Museum for January 2009…

Visualizing the Blues:  Miami Art Museum presents a lecture by Richard Powell, one of the pre-eminent figures in art scholarship of the African Diaspora, Sunday, January 18 at 3pm in the Museum Auditorium.  Powell, the John Spencer Bassett Professor, Department of Art, Duke University will address “The Blues Aesthetic” and describe the inter-relationship between visual and aural expressions (more…)

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